Origin of supper
Examples from the Web for supper
They were going to get the supper clubs and Vegas, just like Sam wanted.How Martin Luther King Jr. Influenced Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come’|Peter Guralnick|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Served in lieu of morning pancakes or bread at supper, ployes are nothing if not versatile.On the Canadian Border, It's Pancakes for Every Meal|Jane & Michael Stern|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Other events include a Burns Night Supper on January 24, and a willow-weaving workshop in March.
Kane spoke to The Daily Beast about his Las Supper venture, posing semi-nude with Madonna, and his hometown of Brooklyn.Big Daddy Kane: The Hip-Hop MC on Las Supper, Madonna, Jay-Z, and What’s Next|Curtis Stephen|April 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After one ship's supper, Keith reflects that there were worse places to spend the war than the Caine.
Dorinda warned me not to go far from the house because supper would be ready in a few minutes.The Rise of Roscoe Paine|Joseph C. Lincoln
It seemed heartless to be sitting down in comfort to so good a supper while her father was in she knew not how great distress.Crooked Trails and Straight|William MacLeod Raine
Kedril begins to tremble in earnest, but his master does not lose courage, and orders him to prepare the supper.The House of the Dead or Prison Life in Siberia|Fyodor Dostoyevsky
She sat at dinner and supper without touching anything, and yet they had purposely prepared her favorite dishes.Timar's Two Worlds|Mr Jkai
Then home and to my office to do some business there, and so home to supper and to bed.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
British Dictionary definitions for supper
Word Origin for supper
Word Origin and History for supper
late 13c., "the last meal of the day," from Old French super "supper," noun use of super "to eat the evening meal," which is of Germanic origin (see sup (v.1)).
Formerly, the last of the three meals of the day (breakfast, dinner, and supper); now applied to the last substantial meal of the day when dinner is taken in the middle of the day, or to a late meal following an early evening dinner. Supper is usually a less formal meal than late dinner. [OED]
Applied since c.1300 to the last meal of Christ.
Idioms and Phrases with supper
see sing for one's supper.